|Kate Potter 20January2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)|
Kate Potter was interviewed by Pauline Katz on January 20, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Kate’s interview focuses on her time at the Yiddish Book Center for the January term class. Originally from Southern California, Kate now lives in Massachusetts and studies English literature at Mount Holyoke. As a five-college student, Kate became interested in the Yiddish Book Center Jan-term class because of her interest in museum work...
Keywords: Kate Potter; Books; Yiddish learning; Literature; Theater; Yiddish Book Center; Kibbutz; Yiddish language; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; 1890s; periodicals; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
|Naomi Bloch 12August 2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)|
Naomi Bloch, a Yiddish librarian and translator, was interviewed by Lynn Yanis on August 12, 2013 at the Yiddish Book Center. Naomi was born in Cape Town, South Africa to Yiddish-speaking parents. Her father owned a factory and their home was a typically observant Jewish household built on the slope of Table Mountain. She describes speaking Yiddish among her family and Cape Town's Jewish community as a young girl...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Holocaust; Jewish holidays; Eastern Europe; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Naomi Bloch; Cape Town; South Africa; Slonim; Poland; 1890's; 1950's
|Ron Finegold 14Dec2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Lily)|
Ron Finegold, audio recording engineer and curator of notable recordings at Montreal's Jewish Public Library, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 13, 2011 at the Jewish Public Library in Montreal, Quebec. Ron's father's side of the family came to Montreal as a group through the Jewish Colonization Program in South America. Ron's mother was born in 1896, and lived in Płoskirów, now known as Khmelnytskyi, in modern-day Ukraine, from 1914-1921...
Keywords: Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish learning; Other Jewish languages; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Education; Religion and ritual; Jewish holidays; Canada; Transmission (intergenerational, cultural, social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Family history; stories about ancestors; Hebrew; Other languages; Jewish community; Yiddish language; Yiddish revival and activism; Immigration; Migration; Press; Radio; Poetry; Ethnography; Jewish professions; Family traditions; Eastern Europe; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Rural; Urban; Assimilation; Jewish International Aid Society; JIAS; Montreal Jewish Public Library; JPL; Jewish Public Library; BPJPL; Park Avenue; Montreal; Laurier & Park; Parc Laurier; Parc Sir-Wilfrid-Laurier; Płoskirów; Khmelnytskyi; Ukraine; Côte Saint-Luc; Le Chamulet Lavalle; Snowden; Irving Layton; Saul Bellow; Bernard Malamud; A.M. Klein; Samuel Bronfman; Sholom Schwartzbard; Menahem Mendel Beilis; Symon Petliura; Abraham Joshua Heschel; Jewish Colonization Organization; JCO; Talmud Torah Day School; George Williams College; McGill University; Congregation Chevra Kadisha B'nai Jacob; The Chevra; B'nai Yacob; Nusach Ha'ari; Ahavath Shalom; Jewish Daily Forward; Kanader Odler; Jewish Agricultural and Industrial Aid Society; JAIAS; Seagram's Distillery; YIVO Institute for Jewish Research; YIVO; Freemasons; Freemasonry; 1890s; 1900s; 1910s; 1920s; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s; 1990s; 2000s; 2010s; Orthodoxy; Hasidism; Chasidism; Humanistic; Yiddishkeit; Conservative; Reform; Kibbutz